Shringeri Sharadamba Temple
Shringeri Sharadamba Temple is in Chickmagalur district of Karnataka state in India. Sharadamba Temple is an 8th-century temple, founded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.
Sri Sharadamba is the presiding deity at the Temple. The temple has a magnificent history to tell. Original Sharada idol was made of Sandalwood over the ‘Sri Chakra’ installed on a rock carved by the great saint Sri Adi Shankara. Presently the idol is a golden idol which was installed by Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha in the 14th century. Temple was also made in Kerala style with titled roof and timber by him and Sri Vidyaranya. The original sandalwood idol is now installed at the Sri Vidyashankara temple in Sringeri. Other improvement works were done to the temple walls and pillars also.
A golden chariot was dedicated by Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal to the temple in 1999. Golden doors were also installed at the temple in connection with Jagadguru’s golden Jubilee. The golden door covering has “Ashta Lakshmi” figures which is a beautiful piece of work.
Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham is the First Math established by the Great Sri Adi Shankaracharya, considered as one of the most revered Hindu Philosopher and Theologian who established this Math in the 8th century.
“Navaratri” is the main temple festival which is celebrated every year for 11 days.
How Do I Go to The Famous Sharadamba Temple ?
Sharadamba Temple is at Shringeri town, which is well connected by roads to other parts of the country.
Udupi (UD) and Barkur (BKJ) railway stations are at around 55 kilometers distance from the temple at Shringeri. Mysore is at around 200 kilometers distance.
Mangalore is the nearest airport to Shringeri Sharadamba Temple, at around 71 kilometers distance.
Bangaluru (earlier known as Bangalore), the capital of Karnataka state, is at around 330 kilometers from the famous temple town of Shringeri.
Shringeri Sharadamba Temple Timings
Shringeri Sharadamba Temple is open to devotees from 6 am to 2 pm and also from 5 pm to 9 pm.